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The impending 2017 Awards season has us on our game since #OscarsSoWhite2016 had us up in arms as did the results of the presidential election. The SAG Awards—selected by members of the actors guild themselves— has earned distinction for being one of the best Oscar barometers, specifically the best-actor, actress, and supporting-actor winners. This week, Sophia…

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Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney.  The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin. In theaters nationwide December…

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A special screening of the upcoming film Fences was held at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture – The Oprah Winfrey Theatre in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola…

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In theaters Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016, Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd…

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At a recent birthday celebration for iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin, it was revealed that her anticipated biopic is close to beginning production and that the lead actress who will play Franklin has finally been chosen. The singer held her 74th birthday soiree on Thursday at New York City’s Ritz Carlton Hotel, where several of…

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Jan. 29, 2016. It’s a pivotal date for moviegoers, as well as day presenting another impressive notch on the belt of a rising superstar. It is on this day that the latest Marlon Wayans-inspired parody film, Fifty Shades of Black, opens to a nationwide audience. It will also serve as the day when actor-comedian Andrew…

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Oscar Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will soon be visiting Shondaland, but not to make an on-screen appearance. The A-List actor will make his television directorial debut when he mans the director’s chair for an upcoming episode of Shonda Rhimes’ long-running hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Washington is set to direct the ninth episode of the current season that will go into production later…

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A pilot script for the 2001 cop thriller Training Day, which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, is being developed for CBS. The film’s director, Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen), has signed on as director and executive producer of the television adaptation. Jerry Bruckheimer (Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean) will also serve as…

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During his commencement speech at Dillard University on Saturday, May 9, 2015, two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington offered some great advice to the 2015 graduating seniors and he revealed some shocking statistics about his college life. During the speech, Washington very candidly said he once had a 1.7 grade point average in college. A guard…

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